Thursday, April 22, 2010

Rain Dancers Apply Within

If you click on this photo, you can see the smoke from a huge grass fire burning across the river (toward town) from where the Bag Lady lives.

It is desperately dry in the Bag Lady's neck of the woods. For that matter, it is desperately dry in most of her province.

Does anyone know how to do a rain dance?

16 comments:

Leah J. Utas said...

Scary smoke. If I knew how to call the rain I would.

the Bag Lady said...

I would, too, cousin!

Glam said...

i do a mean rain dance!

in fact, i'm taking it as a sign that the white noise i'm listening to right now (trying to fall asleep) is actually the sound of rain.

that must mean good things for you!

hope the rain pours soon!

the Bag Lady said...

Thanks, Glam! We can use all the help we can get.

Hilary said...

Well darn. I thought if anyone would know, it would be Leah. I wish you much moisture.. and soon. Take care, Baggie.

carla said...

obviously someone in TX does as it has been stormingrainingdownpouring here.

Ill bag some up and send your way.

solarity said...

Apparently I'm going to have a whole week of rain here. I'm sure I can spare some, but it comes with tornados.... Maybe the tornados can do the delivery.

Mary Anne in Kentucky

messymimi said...

The life of farmers/ranchers: you pray for rain, then, when it comes, you pray for it to stop.

I hope you get enough, and just enough, soon.

the Bag Lady said...

Thanks, Hilary! This has been the driest spring any of us can recall, including all the old-timers.

Carla - aha! You are hogging all the moisture down there. (send a fair-sized bag, but not Texas-sized - Texas IS a little bigger than Alberta!) :)

Mary Anne in Kentucky - we have actually had an occasional tornado of our own up here - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmonton_Tornado
so I'm not sure if we want the rain desperately enough to have it delivered by tornado!

messymimi - thanks! You hit the nail on the head - we rancher/farmers are never happy with the weather! :)

Redbush said...

Hey, I'm do'in it! The rain dance, that is! I can't believe how dry it is! My lips are parched!

kcinnova said...

Call upon a Seattlite?

My husband has a few dry farmers in his family, so I am familiar with the agony.

Wishing you plenty of gentle rain!

the Bag Lady said...

Redbush - mine, too! And I'm dancing as fast as I can....

kcinnova -Thanks! It's a fact of life for the farmer/rancher... either too much rain or not enough. Sigh!

The Fifth Sparrow said...

The Nameless Man, once, on a dare in 6th grade, did a rain dance at lunch time on a dry, May day. It poured all afternoon. (He is half-Cree).
I have him gassing up the minivan as we speak!

the Bag Lady said...

Sparrow - I've got the coffee on.... when will you be here?

Dawn said...

I'm a stomping and a hollering even as I type! The rain will be with you directly.

the Bag Lady said...

Dawn - it must be working! It's getting cloudier all the time..... (and raining all around us. sigh.)